Bangor White mites win At Sawyer Arena in Bangor on Sunday, Mike Dube scored three goals and assisted on a pair to lead Bangor White to an 11-1 mites hockey victory over Hampden-Winterport White. T.W. Hindman also recorded a hat trick and had an assist,… Read More
    PITTSBURGH – Robert Morris College placed four players in double figures and shot 52 percent from the floor to defeat the Univesity of Maine men’s basketball team 81-62 at the Sewell Center here. Robert Morris, which won its fourth straight game to move to 5-6… Read More
    Former Old Town High School basketball player Chris Arsenault’s name was inadvertently left off the list of Eastern Maine’s most prolific scorers in Thursday’s editions of the NEWS. Arsenault scored 36 points against Cony in last year’s Class A quarterfinal placing him in a tie for eighth in… Read More
    DETROIT – The championship game of the 26th annual Great Lakes Invitational Tournament came down to a bounce of the hockey puck and the bounce went the University of Michigan’s way. The puck hopped over the stick of Maine defenseman Tony Link enabling David Oliver… Read More
    SASKATOON – Zigmund Palffy scored three goals in the third period, including two short-handed, as Czechoslovakia defeated the United States 5-1 at the World Junior Hockey championship on Sunday. Palffy, a speedy right wing who had broken through the American defense several times earlier in… Read More
    LEWISTON – Chris Labbe and Brian Barnes each had a goal and 2 assists to pace the Stearns Minutemen to a 4-1 schoolboy hockey win over the Lisbon Greyhounds at the Central Maine Civic Center here Saturday. For the 2-2 Minutemen of Millinocket, Jeff Daigle… Read More
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    OLD TOWN – Chad Blake scored 20 points to lead undefeated Old Town to a 90-41 schoolboy basketball victory over Mount Desert Island here Saturday afternoon. John L’Heureux scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to help pace the Indians to their fourth victory. David… Read More
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    A very special thanks from the Bruce and Sylvia Torrey family. We wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the wonderful and caring people who came to our aid in our tremendous loss. A special thank you goes to all the firefighters who… Read More
    MILO — A liaison between the town of Milo and the Eastern Maine Development Corp. has been hired to help administer federal funds awarded to Milo for use by the Milo Community Development Program. Jane S. Jones of Milo, the administrative assistant for the development… Read More
    If we want to play Robin Hood, let’s drive the British out of Ireland, the whites out of Africa, the Russians out of every country they muscled their armies into (too numerous to mention). If we’re going to save the world, why not all of it? I know… Read More
    On one hand, it could have been called retail history. On the other hand, it was just another day at the mall. Maine’s larger stores and malls were open Sunday, thanks to the 53 percent of the state’s voters who approved the Sunday-shopping referendum in… Read More
    STOCKTON SPRINGS — The Board of Selectmen last week set March 29 and 30 as the dates of the annual town meeting. Friday, the 29th, will be Election Day, and town business will be conducted on Saturday, the 30th. In selecting a later date than… Read More
    It is of some consolation to learn that your readers are as outraged as I am over the deceitful process that led to the re-election of Gov. McKernan. His willingness to prostitute himself by putting politics before principles marks a new low in the Maine election process. Read More
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    PISCATAQUIS COUNTY — Several accidents in the Guilford-Dover-Foxcroft area Saturday kept investigators from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department busy. Two men were injured in a car accident on Route 15 near Pride Manufacturing Co. in Guilford. Bruce Bowley, 19, of Guilford complained of back pain,… Read More
    The Community College of Maine will hold new student information sessions in three northern Penobscot County locations. Sessions will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Katahdin Area Training and Education Center in East Millinocket;… Read More
    The American Medical Association’s recent report of how well and thoroughly women are cared for by phyiscians is the kind of diagnosis for which doctors take patients into their private offices. “I’m afraid it’s bad news,” a doctor might say, “sex bias is widespread and could be malignant. Read More
    GUILFORD — The Masters of Education program that was to have been offered through the University of Maine at Piscataquis Community High School will not begin in February because of the state’s financial condition. Principal Norman Higgins said this week that he had been in… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Ronald Kofstad, a Presque Isle resident and agent with the Farm Family Insurance Cos.’ Maine agency, has been named the companies’ Agent of the Month in mutual sales for November. Agent of the Month awards are presented for both life and property-casualty… Read More
    AUGUSTA — With state budget talks suspended in disarray and lawmakers preoccupied with scheduled funeral services for a top negotiator, McKernan administration officials worked Sunday to prepare nearly 500 layoff notices for delivery to state workers Monday. The New Year’s Eve pink slips were to… Read More
    A tiny human body was found in a dumpster in a nearby community, according to the Bangor Daily News edition of Dec. 14. The article described the body alternately as a fetus and as an infant. Police officials were unable to immediately say whether the… Read More
    A Deer Isle man was charged with drunken driving Saturday, according to Hancock County sheriff’s deputies. David N. Dickinson, 45, Deer Isle, was charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor after being stopped on Route 15 in Sargentville. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    One of the top news stories of 1990 in Hancock County was the rejection of the Applied Energy Services Inc. permit application to locate a coal-fired energy plant in Bucksport. The Bucksport Planning Board voted 6-1 on Oct. 19 that AES had not shown that… Read More
    I suggest that the author of a recent Bangor Daily News guest column (“Wealthy discriminated against,” Dec. 7) examine Kevin Phillips’ impressive new book, “The Politics of Rich and Poor,” which clearly documents the reverse Robin Hood economics of the Reagan era. Phillips, a former Republican political strategist… Read More
    CARIBOU — The Caribou Parks and Recreation Department will offer the fourth annual cross country ski league for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade eight, beginning Sunday, Jan. 13, at Teague Park. The program is under the direction of the Caribou Parks & Recreation… Read More
    MADISON — A 72-year-old Anson man died Sunday when he apparently suffered a heart attack behind the wheel of his car and crashed off Route 43, authorities said. Harold Webber was the only occupant of the car that skidded off the road and struck some… Read More
    In the Bangor Daily News edition of Dec. 20, on the front page was an article about a proposed tax on water by an environmental group. What next? What they ought to propose is a tax on hot air and manure and, considering the amount… Read More
    MILLINOCKET — The following complaints were heard in 13th District Court in Millinocket in the last three sessions: John J. Coyne, 36, South Portland, worm fishing in fly-fishing-only waters, $50. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
    FORT KENT — Diane Dechene, R.N., director of nursing at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, was notified by the American Nurses Association that she has been certified in nursing administration. In 1973, the association established a certification program to provide tangible recognition of… Read More
    The Maine State Police and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection were called to a small chlorine leak at the James River paper mill in Old Town Sunday afternoon. A spokesman said that the spill occurred in a rail car on the tracks leading to the building, and… Read More
    SWANS ISLAND — Four Ellsworth men were charged with taking scallops from the Frenchboro-Swans Island cable area after being observed dragging and diving for the shellfish Saturday morning. The underwater power line sends electricity from Swans Island to Frenchboro. A 4-square-mile area around the cable… Read More
    The Maine National Guard is establishing a support group for people with family or loved ones deployed as part of Operation Desert Shield. A support group already has been established in Auburn. One is being set up in Portland. And the first meeting for those… Read More
    The dissatisfaction of school officials, parents and teachers in the Bangor area with the learning-to-read textbooks called “Impressions” has come to my attention (BDN, Dec. 7). Their discontent with these basal readers appears to have been focused on objectionable content in the stories in these books. Read More
    Taking Stock It’s not quite the end of the year yet, but for us, it’s close enough. For the financial markets, let’s call 1990 the year of the other side of the coin. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    With all the talk of “saving money” by laying off workers, why is there no discussion of how much this act will cost in welfare and unemployment compensation? Sylvia-Lee Arleigh Limestone… Read More
    MILO — As of Tuesday, Jan. 1, ice fishing will be legal in Maine. With ice-fishing season beginning, members of the Milo Fire Department are planning their 29th annual Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The fund-raising event for the fire department will be held Feb. 16 and 17… Read More
    HAMPDEN — The following events are scheduled for the Edythe L. Dyer Community Library. Times and dates are listed as appropriate. Call the library at 862-3559 for more information. The Artist on display for the months of January and February will be Ann Spencer, who… Read More
    Help! If the proposed budget cuts affecting the University of Maine System go through, the university in Machias will be drastically affected. We have classes now that are only offered once every two years. We also have classes with more than 40 students in attendance. Read More
    Beginning Jan. 8, 1991 the Bangor-Brewer YWCA will offer a 10-week American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Participants must possess strong swimming skills and be at least 15 years old. It is recommended… Read More
    THOMASTON — Psychology of Adulthood, a new course offered for the first time by the University of Maine at Augusta’s Thomaston Center, explores adaptation and changes adults make as they face the challenges of adult life. Meeting on Monday evenings at Rockland District High School,… Read More
    CARIBOU — Savings projections offered before the Caribou Utilities District purchased the local water company from General Water Works of Pennsylvania in 1989 were “right on target or a little better than anticipated,” according to the project chairman. Philip E. Willey led the CUD Water… Read More
    FORT KENT — Northern Maine Medical Center’s January Community Lecture Series is aimed at people who are confused about dietary fats. Guest speaker Connie McLellan, NMMC’s hospital-registered dietitian, will present her lecture, “Lowdown on Cholesterol,” at NMMC in Fort Kent at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the… Read More
    George Bush’s simplistic and revisionist history tells us we lost in Vietnam because it was a protracted war that America fought with one hand tied behind its back. If Bush needs to justify a possible war with Iraq by contrasting it to Vietnam, at least he could be… Read More
    EAST MILLINOCKET — High school staff reductions may be considered as part of the 1991-92 fiscal school budget. The school board will continue to discuss and work on the 1991-92 proposed budget in a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the library… Read More
    LILLE — An unidentified man was reported to be holding four people hostage Sunday night at a residence in the village of Lille. A dispatcher for the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday night that the call reporting the incident came at 8:59 p.m. She… Read More
    Wendall Tremblay believes there’s no such thing as bad soup, just bad presentation. “One reason a lot of people are turned off by soup is that a lot of soups are pretty bad looking,” said Tremblay, of Orono. “If it’s looking bad, cover up the broth with tomato… Read More
    Devastating fires, bizarre murders and the cost of getting rid of our rubbish dominated the news in mid-Maine over the past year. The state of the economy in Maine became the No. 1 story, followed closely by four runners-up. As voted by the reporting staff… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Rep. Donald V. Carter, D-Winslow, who was killed Saturday in a car accident, was mourned Sunday by Democrats and Republicans alike as a wise and compassionate legislator with unsurpassed knowledge of how government is supposed to work. Carter, who was House chairman of… Read More
    MILLINOCKET — Adult education classes will begin the week of Monday, Jan. 14, at Stearns High School. Courses offered include Accounting I, basket weaving, CPR recertification, fly tying, reading, typing, conversational French, creative crafts, ground school, quilting, tole painting, U.S. history, word processing, basic car… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Nine high schools in Senate District 5 will receive Katahdin Scholarship checks this week. The Katahdin Scholarship was created by Senate President Charles Pray to provide assistance to high school seniors from his district, which includes all of Piscataquis County and a portion… Read More
    The right way for President Bush to punish Saddam Hussein and prove how tough he is would be one-on-one in a boxing ring in the desert with half a million throats cheering on either side. Many other citizens of the nations who voted the Jan. 15 deadline have… Read More
    The Bangor-Brewer YWCA will offer a variety of Children and Adult Performing Arts Classes beginning the New Year. The following new programs begin their seven-week term the week of Jan. 1: Adult and children karate classes — classes deal initially with fundamentals such as stances,… Read More
    BROWNVILLE JUNCTION — According to officials of the Brownville Junction Service Club, the year 1990 was a banner year for the organization. Thelma Farrar, club secretary, reported that a total of 43 quilts were sold, with an additional 21 being tacked for people who had… Read More
    BOSTON — The deadline for application for the 1991 Miss Maine Teen U.S.A. Pageant, is Thursday, Jan. 17, pageant officials said. Application may be made by writing to Miss Maine Teen U.S.A. Pageant Headquarters, Dept. R-2, 222 Newbury St., 2nd Floor, Boston, Mass. 02116, by… Read More
    ORONO — After interviewing three, town officials here are narrowing their search for the replacement to Bruce A. Locke. Since Locke left his position Oct. 12 to take the helm in Bridgton, a search committee, aided by the Maine Municipal Association, has been looking to… Read More
    EASTON — The Easton School Department Wellness Team has met a goal of having most staff members trained in basic life support, since 20 members completed an adult and pediatric heart-saver course in November. The voluntary course and was organized by Dawn McGinnis, school nurse,… Read More
    There are so many solutions in the wind to the gulf crisis, it’s hard to know what would be most effective. Ideas run the gamut of the “easy,” kick-’em-in-the-A solution that would guarantee thousands of lost lives on both sides, all the way to another “easy” solution of… Read More
    A funny thing happened to ol’ Jock on the way to the forum. He thought he’d arrive there with the loot from grandma’s piggybank, but no dice. His schoolmates wouldn’t help him steal it. What now, my prince? Perhaps the bare bodkin? William E. Russell… Read More
    How far should government go to protect consumers from sneaky sales tactics? Ordering producers to post contents and nutritional information was useful, as were the unit-pricing labels on grocery store shelves. But demanding, as a recent state bill does, that package size determine unit price? That’s going a… Read More
    CAMDEN — Central Maine Power Co. has awarded an energy-management rebate of $26,249 to the Lyngood Corp. for its Knowlton Center project in Camden. The developers have installed a heat pump at the project that uses water from the Megunticook River to supply about 65… Read More
    MACHIASPORT — A spectacular late afternoon fire on Dec. 26 that destroyed the Bucks Seafood Co., a division of Finn Enterprises Inc. of Rhode Island, was among the events reported from Machiasport and its Bucks Harbor, Starboard, Larrabee and eastside districts in 1990. The fire,… Read More
    TOWNSHIP 10 — Thomas K. Fountain, 49, of Lubec, was killed Friday when the car he was driving left Route 182 on Cathance Hill in Township 10, striking several trees and a large rock. According to state police, Fountain, who was driving a 1990 Plymouth… Read More
    THOMASTON — Prospective students at University of Maine at Augusta’s Thomaston Center are reminded that Wednesday, Jan. 9, is the last chance for students to take the Placement Test before January classes start. New students are asked to take this diagnostic test before registering for… Read More
    CARIBOU — The Caribou Adult Education program has been awarded a Carl Perkins vocational training grant by the Maine Department of Education to provide child-care provider training in central Aroostook County. During the winter-spring semester, two levels of instruction will be offered for people interested in working with… Read More
    CORINTH — The SAD 64 Adult Education program will sponsor adult recreational basketball programs for men and women, beginning Sunday, Jan. 13. The Adult Women’s Recreational Basketball program will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 13, at Central High School gym… Read More
    The Theater of the Enchanted Forest has announced its January schedule of acting workshop classes for children and adults at its 9 Central St., Bangor, studio. Registration is $50 for adult and $30 for children for a five-week session. Classes for adults and high school… Read More
    PORTLAND — Opponents of a controversial plan to widen the Maine Turnpike are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a public hearing and a full environmental impact statement on the project. In another potential setback to the Maine Turnpike Authority, several legislators want… Read More
    WALDOBORO — The town will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive at the municipal building from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Area rescue agencies will oversee the drive. Waldoboro’s E.M.S. Director Scott T. Lash said that “the Red Cross is in dire need… Read More
    CHERRYFIELD — The preliminary results of a study of Atlantic-salmon habitat in the Narraguagus River suggest that the annual salmon runs are smaller than they were during the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to a fisheries biologist with the Atlantic Sea Run Salmon Commission. Read More
    THOMASTON — Criminal law, a University of Maine-Augusta Thomaston Center course, will be offered Thursday evenings at Rockland District High School starting the week of Jan. 14. Jean Chalmers, Rockland lawyer, will use Maine Criminal Statutes to discuss the interpretation and effective enforcement of Maine… Read More
    A Canadian man charged with attempting to defraud a Waldoboro Christmas tree grower asked a magistrate in U.S. District Court in Bangor Friday that his detention by federal authorities be rescinded. Seeking release on bail, George M. Waugh, 41, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, said he… Read More
    I am a soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division deployed in Saudi Arabia. I recently received a package from the Salvation Army in Bangor. I would appreciate it if you would print this letter so I would be able to thank all the people and businesses involved in… Read More
    CARIBOU — Daytime and evening classes for the new semester of Caribou’s Adult Education Program will begin Monday, Jan. 14, according to Conrad Walton, the school department’s adult education director. The registration period has begun and will continue until Jan. 14. The adult education office… Read More
    BALTIMORE — Breast cancer surgeon Rudolph Almaraz was considered a gifted healer who inspired trust, but his death last month left some of his former patients frightened and feeling betrayed. He had never told his hospital or his patients that he had AIDS. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
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    Rita Sullivan scored 26 points and hauled down 12 rebounds to lead the undefeated Bangor Rams to a 65-55 win over Caribou Friday night at Bangor’s Red Barry Gym. It was Bangor’s fifth schoolgirl basketball victory. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    BOSTON – Mike LaCroix and Dennis LeRoux each scored twice to help lead Salem State College of Salem, Mass., to an 11-5 win over Bowdoin College of Brunswick here Friday in men’s hockey action. For 9-3 Salem State, Tony St. Cyr, Derek Doherty, Chris Vlachos,… Read More
    DETROIT, Mich. – The only time the University of Maine had ever beaten Michigan State in eight previous meetings was in a December tournament: the 1987-88 Nissan/Jeep Classic in Anchorage, Alaska. Maine beat the Spartans 4-3 in overtime in the championship game. The Bears are… Read More
    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Mike Craig’s power-play goal with just 4:23 left enabled defending champ Canada to tie the United States 4-4 at the World Junior Championships here Thursday evening. University of Maine defenseman Chris Imes did not register a point and Black Bear goalie Mike… Read More
    SKI TRAILS I admit it. I can’t blame the lack of snow for the shortage of ski columns in this newspaper. My own procrastination is at fault. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
    PORTLAND – Lou Crawford scored two goals, including one that sparked a three-point run in 59 seconds, as the Maine Mariners clung to a 6-5 win over the Springfield Indians in American Hockey League action Friday night. The Mariners’ narrow victory extended a home winning… Read More
    DETROIT – Denny Felsner’s eight-foot backhander with 2:35 remaining, his 23rd goal of the year, gave the University of Michigan a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Michigan Tech in their Great Lakes Invitational Tournament semifinal at Joe Louis Arena here Friday night. Michigan, now 13-5-3, will… Read More